Taking German cuisine beyond sausage and beer, is the ‘German Food Festival’ at Cocoa by Belgique. Here you will get a smorgasbord of German specialities, much of which you wouldn’t find in any other restaurant. So make your way to this week-long festival, on till October 7, and fire up your taste buds with savoury offerings like Grilled Prawn with Mint Mayo, a fresh mint and herbs marinated Prawn cooked on a hot grill and served with mint mayo, Lamb Steak Burger, mince of lamb seasoned with herbs and spices and served with fries, Spicy Chicken Schnitzel Burger, a marinated and crumb fried chicken breast served in a burger bun with cheese, Veggie Delight Burger, which is a potato and assorted veggie patti, fried and served with fresh vegetables and cheese, Moroccan Delight Burger, a mince of Beef, seasoned and grilled on a hot plate, served in Khabush bread, along with a lot more.
“Usually, with the exception of mustard for sausages, German dishes are rarely hot and spicy. The most popular herbs are parsley, thyme, chives, black pepper (used in small amounts). Cardamom, Anise Seeds, and Cinnamon are often used in sweet cakes or
beverages at the time of Christmas and in preparation of sausages. I have endeavoured to keep the dishes as ‘real’ as possible by using the above ingredients. Germans living in the city will love and recommend it to their Indian friends and the other way round,’’ says Executive chef Rajendra Chabotra. Meal for two is priced between Rs 1,000-Rs 1,200.